Learning the ropes

Out at Goblin Combe Car Park crag today with my L4 Public Services students from Bridgwater and Taunton College. The aim of the day was to learn how to set up climbs. We used trees, boulders, stakes, rock gear, slings and static ropes and then discussed the pro and cons of each. We even had time to climb and it was the first time they had ever climbed on routes they had picked and set up on. A few lessons were learnt on route choice as well.